Did you know?

Did you know?

De-Thatching Your Lawn

Spring is the time to rake the grass and de-thatch your lawn in Winnipeg.

 

De-Thatching: There are many benefits to thatching your lawn. Manitoba clay-based soil compacts and restricts root growth for lawns, plants and trees. Compacted soil prohibits rain/water, oxygen, vital nutrient, and sunlight absorption while increasing rain runoff and ideal conditions for “weeds” or unwanted more resilient plant growth.

 

Aeration is the act of loosening or opening the soil. Industrial aerators use the removal of “plugs” to create holes in the earth and leave the earth on the surface of the lawn, allowing nutrients to be reabsorbed with the help of irrigation or rainfall. Aeration can be alternatively performed by any action that creates holes or a loosening of the ground.  Aeration is best done in the spring or fall seasons, and incorporating biological program of top dressing new fertile soil in the spring and or fall ensures a healthy green landscape.

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Aeration

Aeration is the act of loosening or opening the soil. Industrial aerators use the removal of “plugs” to create holes in the earth and leave the earth on the surface of the lawn, allowing nutrients to be reabsorbed with the help of irrigation or rainfall.  Best done in the spring or fall seasons!

Aeration

Top Dressing

Top Dressing is the act of spreading 4 way or 3 way (omits manure) rich soil over an existing lawn. This allows the nutrients in the soil to feed a starving lawn which is limited by our clay. Manitoba clay-based soil compacts and restricts root growth for lawns, plants and trees. Compacted soil prohibits rain/water, oxygen, vital nutrients, and sunlight absorption while increasing rain runoff.

These are ideal conditions for “weeds” or unwanted more resilient plant growth. While incorporating a biological program of top dressing new fertile soil in the spring and or fall ensures a healthy green landscape it can also be used to level out the landscape for practicing those short putts on the greens!

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